DIY cannot beat this price By Aaron on 2/23/2015
Aaron would recommend this product to a friend
After making my own DIY reactor (and in no way knocking DIY), I got online and found this little beauty. It was hard to say no for the price. Fittings and valves from the depot were just as much. Put it on my own pump with a ball valve in front of the reactor, used the provided 1/2 inch flow adjuster as well, and this thing tunes in perfectly for GFO fine grain. Should have just bought this first. Hope this helps someone.
Awesome product By trav on 2/18/2015
trav would recommend this product to a friend
This is a quality piece of equipment. It's simple to install. Can set up tubing at pretty much any angle with the quick connect fitting. I would expect something of this quality to cost a lot more than it does. Would totally recommend to anyone looking for a quality reactor and a good price. The mj1200 is pretty nice too, quiet and can be mounted a bunch of different ways.
Awesome product! By Chris on 2/13/2015
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
Wrote to BRS after having a green dust algae issue in a newly established reef tank and they suggested running a GFO reactor to remove algae food (phosphates). I purchased this unit and ran a GFO/Carbon mix. Everything you need, with the exception of GFO & Carbon, comes in the box. It was very easy to setup and changes were noticeable by the next day. Thanks BRS for clearing up my algae issue!
Solid construction, Easy to setup, Pump is very quiet By Chen on 2/11/2015
Chen would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to setup, I followed the video. The construction seems to be very solid and the pump is amazingly quiet. I actually bought the same pump separately for ATO. The tubes are not very flexible (compared to common vinyl tubes) and I was afraid of bending it too much. Not a problem for me though, just FYI.
Easy to setup and use By Mike on 2/2/2015
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
This reactor is easy to setup. The push fittings allow you to cut the tubes to the desired length and just push them into the connectors, done. It comes with an adapter that allows you to control the flow rate for your application. The canister itself is a heavy duty plastic very similar to ones used for RODI units. Over all very simple to use. I'm planning on getting a second one and would recommend it to other.
Well Built By mark on 1/29/2015
mark would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the BRS after reading several reviews. Very nicely built and easy to get going
Easy to Install, Works Great By ScottB on 1/26/2015
ScottB would recommend this product to a friend
I bought the "BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor - Single model" to replace my Phosban Reactor for running GFO. Installation and setup where a breeze. The media cartridge makes for a no mess job. Great product at a great price.
Quality product...great value By Rick on 1/14/2015
Rick would recommend this product to a friend
This will be my 5th one of these. They are very reliable and easy set up. Well constructed...no leaks in any of them.
awesome By Brian on 1/3/2015
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
VERY good quality and design.
Good Product By Wade on 12/23/2014
Wade would recommend this product to a friend
This reactor was much heavier construction than I was expecting. Went together easy and does a job well. Adjustment was easy. It tumbles GFO nicely. Been running it a few weeks now and have no pump noise. Its already made a difference in my tank.
Excellent product By Luis on 12/22/2014
Luis would recommend this product to a friend
I received item well packed, installed in no time videos were a great help. Has been running without any leeks or problems. I had ordered the GFO and Carbon as well and and are also top quality items. Tank looks great
keep up the good work...
Easy to setup and gets the job done By Harris on 11/23/2014
Harris would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this reactor with the MJ 1200 pump and really like how easy it was to set up and how well the product works. This is a heavy duty reactor and I don't see it breaking anytime soon. Also, the MJ pump is extremely quiet. Overall a great combination.
I like it By jmuuell on 11/10/2014
jmuuell would recommend this product to a friend
well made good price. I would recommend getting a extra ball valve if you are not using it with a sump and plan to mount it below the tank. And I would recommend a better manual
love it! By Jeremy on 10/27/2014
Jeremy would recommend this product to a friend
For the price, this is awesome! It works great, has made my tank WAAAY clearner... only thing i dont like is the plastic hanging bracket.. just feels flimsy... but aside from that.. love it!
Worth every penny! By blert on 10/27/2014
blert would recommend this product to a friend
If you need one, buy this one. Setup is cake, quality is top notch.
Reactors overall impressions By Justin on 10/13/2014
Justin would recommend this product to a friend
At first I was a little concerned about using the push type fittings and their sealing abilities (just no previous experience) but they went together super easy. Make sure you push them in ALL the way. First section goes in easy, second half takes a little more pushing. Once up and running I could tell my water was a lot more clear. I also took my filstar canister out of my system now that I am using carbon & GFO how they were meant to be. A very cost effective way to rid your tank of dissolved solids and toxins.
Solid Reactor By Brett on 9/16/2014
Brett would recommend this product to a friend
Just got this a couple weeks ago so time will tell about durability but it feels solid. It's easy to work with and adjust for flow.
Really durable and complete. By Felix on 8/1/2014
Felix would recommend this product to a friend
I prefer to run 2 singles than a dual, that way i can shut one off at a time to change media. These are great quality and really impressed with small ball valve and tubing. I'm pretty ruff with these and they hold up great. Really complete out of the box to connect to plumbing of your choice.
simple no frills reactor that just plain works By Ricky on 7/16/2014
Ricky would recommend this product to a friend
I have three of these on my tanks and they are perfect for the job in the tank room. Less than 1/4 cost of other reactors I've used and a lot easier than some for maintenance. These will be used exclusively in our coral farm operation coming up this year.
Easy setup works great By MMM923 on 6/24/2014
MMM923 would recommend this product to a friend
When i decided to upgrade my refugium I figured why not add a carbon reactor. I mean after all who enjoys rinsing carbon filling a bag (as it drips across the floor) and hoping that you are getting it enough flow? Water was clear with this method but with the reactor it is MUCH more clear. The unit it sturdy, hoses could be a little longer but most people could get away with the 2 3ft lengths. I am happy with my purchase however I think about the times I have "cheaped" out in this hobby and it always bites me - for a few bucks more I could have had the dual... Oh well, the single and dual are priced cheap enough so unlike many other times I have "cheaped" out this time wont cost me as much. Im the past I could rinse nearly any brand of carbon and it always seemed to have "fines" in it. This reactor hooked to a maxi 1200 took less than 1 gallon of water to go from black to grey to clear (just like they show in the video). Great product BRS!
Awesome Reactor By Michael on 6/17/2014
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
Run a mix of GFO and activated carbon, will most likely upgrade to sister model of duel reactors once I get a bigger tank. Must have for all your water clarity needs!
Great Product By Dave on 5/31/2014
Dave would recommend this product to a friend
I'm incredibly happy with my reactor. It's versatile and extremely effective. I saw a major difference in my water quality by the next day. Easy to put together and easy to refill. I'm going to buy a couple more for my other tanks.
Like a tank By Taia on 5/21/2014
Taia would recommend this product to a friend
BRS keeps up the heavy duty theme! This really pleased me with how heavy it is, it feels like a drop to a tile floor wouldn't even faze it. The kit is well thought out, easy to assemble, and includes everything you'll need. I didn't buy the version with the pump, but I'm sure it would be just as sturdy. The quick connects make me wish they came in larger sizes so I could plumb my whole tank that way. Whatever you do, don't misplace the wrench! It's really hard to get the lid off with out it, that being said, it also doesn't leak a drop.
Heavy By Devon on 5/19/2014
Devon would recommend this product to a friend
This is just a filter canister from the BRS RO units. The outer canister is very heavy.
The included tubing is not very flexible.
I would definitely recommend using a Cobalt MJ1200 with this filter. It is much less loud than a Mag Drive 3 and the flow is fine.